The Race Is Not Always To The Swift
I would rather remark, “The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running,” even though it is currently fashionable to declare, “You got this.” The best guidance I’ve ever seen on enduring something is stenciled on the road in three locations leading up Haleakala in Maui.
In life, the race is not always fast. Sometimes, the battle is won by the strong. For example, rarely does a turtle defeat a hare. Generally, the person who deserves to win is rewarded. However, time and chance happen to us all. That is why we should never forget that the race is not to the swift. So, what does it mean to say the battle is not to the warriors?
Time and chance happeneth to them all
The wisest and strongest warriors don’t always win the battles they fight. And the most intelligent and talented individuals don’t always become wealthy and successful. In other words, time and chance happen to all of us. Whether or not we live up to our potential isn’t our fault. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that you’ll become the next Picasso or win the lottery.
We are all born with strengths and weaknesses, and inevitably time and chance happen to us all. Solomon made the point that our lives are not predetermined; therefore, we should work hard to make the best of what we have. While the fastest person may win a race, the strongest person may win a battle, and the most brilliant person may live the best life, we should not expect success based on our abilities. Time and chance happeneth to us all, whether we are intelligent or weak, is still a factor.
The race is not always to the swift.
A saying says the race is not always to the swift. It was said to have originated more than one hundred eighty years ago by Hugh E. Keough. Other sources credit Damon Runyon, Franklin P. Adams, and Grantland Rice. However, the saying itself is attributed to several people. There are many different versions of the phrase. Many people attribute it to one of these people.
There is no such thing as a guaranteed future, nor is it guaranteed that you will ever get to where you want to go. Whether you are rich, wise, or talented, time will come to all. But if you’re not quick enough to catch up, you won’t be able to reap the rewards. So if you want to get rich, you should work up the corporate ladder, which is a great place to start.